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NEAR E 371 Love and Empire: Cultural History of the Ottoman Empire through Literature VLPA/I&S

This class provides students with a general knowledge of the Ottoman Empire and its history that intertwines with the histories of Europe and Asia within the larger context of world history just when as the Atlantic trade shifts the checks and balances of the old world. Subjects of the Ottoman Empire were defined by the "people of the book," i.e. Jews, Christians and Muslims, and not by ethnic or linguistic heritage. What was the general make up of Ottoman society? Who can be called Ottomans? Why did Ottomans kept keep such a vast written archive? Ottoman Sultan Süleyman I had composed more than 4500 gazels, lyric poems of 5-7 lines. Why did all Ottoman elite, including Ottoman dynasty, composed so many literary works, especially poems? What were these about and how did they function for in representation of power and establishing a unique world view for Ottoman elite.

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The Asian Student Commission is very excited to announce the return of Homegrown, a student-run journal celebrating Asian art identity. Homegrown is a space for students to share their art, whether it is a painting, sketch, poem, short story, recipe or whatever medium chosen! This year, out theme is "Movement" -- Interpret this in any way you want!   We are accepting submissions from current UW students - undergraduate, graduate, and professional students welcome! Please email your submission in a .doc (for textual submissions) or a .png or .jpg (for visual art) format to The deadline is March 31st, 2018.    Homegrown: Movement will be published in May 2018 for Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, so mark your calendars!   We can't wait to see all of your wonderful submissions! And be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates!
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Drop by the Q Center for free HIV testing, sex education, and PrEP navigation courtesy of Lifelong!

Monday, February 26th, and every last Monday of the month! 1:00 - 4:00 PM Q Center (HUB 315)

Lifelong is the leading community health organization that serves people with chronic illnesses, including HIV/AIDS, in Western Washington. We believe all people have a right to a roof over their head, healthy food to eat, and access to affordable healthcare. Lifelong delivers food, housing, and health services; collaborates with community organizations on the prevention and care of chronic disease; and advocates for effective HIV/AIDS policy.   For more information, contact the Q Center at or ... Read more
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Tutor at an elementary, middle or high school in Seattle during Spring Quarter!

The UW Pipeline Project recruits, trains and places UW students as volunteer tutors in Seattle schools and community organizations. We are recruiting tutors for Spring quarter to work with about 40 different schools, and would love to have you!

We’ll help you get set up tutoring in a K-12 classroom or community organization.  Tutors make a minimum commitment of 2-3 hours per week for at least one quarter. The schedule is flexible: schools need tutors Mon-Fri between 7:30 and 5pm. And we offer transportation to some of our partner schools that have the highest need for tutors.


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Scholarships for UK & Ireland Studies/Research: Churchill, Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes Scholarships

Interested in pursuing graduate study and/or research at a university in the UK or Ireland? Consider applying for UW nomination to compete for scholarship support through the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates Cambridge or Churchill scholarship programs. These scholarships fund graduate studies/research at universities in England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland. (Short descriptions and links included below for more information.)

UW nomination is required to apply for: Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell and Churchill Scholarships. Our UW nomination process is open to anyone meeting the eligibility requirements for any of those 4 scholarships and considering relevant graduate programs in the UK. Interested students can complete a single campus application to be considered for nomination to any or multiple of these scholarships. An internal UW campus review...

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The EWP is offering three upper level courses that may be of interest to students in all majors. They fulfill "C" or "W" requirements and all work toward our new exciting Writing Minor! More information can be found on the minor here:

Below is the descriptions and times of these three sections.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Candice Rai at

English 381: Podcasting: Storytelling in Audio (TTH 12:30-2:220, SLN 21424)

  • This course will acquaint students with all aspects of podcasting in order to help them become dynamic storytellers and develop a more expansive understanding of writing in the digital age. It will enable students to think critically about the stories they consume and will give them a working knowledge of current trends in audio production and narrative techniques....
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The Department of Germanics offers several exciting literature and culture courses in English each quarter. This spring we offer:

GERMAN 285 A: Representation and Diversity

The Queerness of Love

GERMAN 293 A: Introduction to Contemporary German Culture

Gegenkultur: The Art of Protest

GERMAN 385 A: Rhetoric and Social Justice

Cultures of Extinction

GERMAN 423 A: Studies In Twentieth-Century Literature And Culture

Writing Travel: Migration, Translation, Memory

(Readings and discussions for this course will be in English and German)

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Join us for an important discussion with Dr. Vincent Intondi, author of "African Americans Against the Bomb", on the intersection of US nuclear weapons policy and the fight for racial equality.

The United States is on a path to spend $1.7 trillion over the next 30 years rebuilding our entire nuclear weapons arsenal. This talk will address how African American activists have been involved in the fight against nuclear weapons, how racism, colonialism, and inequity have shaped our nuclear policy, and how this is playing out under our current Administration. We'll also explore why communities of color and other citizens concerned with social and racial justice can and should be engaged with the issue of nuclear weapons, and how to take action today.

Where: University of Washington, Bagley Hall: Room 131
Bagley Hall Seattle, WA 98195

When: Monday, April 2nd. Doors at 5:45pm; Program: 6:00 - 7:30pm

Contact us at (206) 462-9238 or...

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Inclusive. Impactful. Inventive.

If you have an idea that enhances the UW student experience, we’ve got the funds to make it happen. The Husky Seed Fund provides up to $5,000 for you to pursue your passions and bring your projects to life. At the same time, you will develop your leadership and project management skills with support from the Husky Experience Student Advisory Council (HESAC). Examples of previous projects have included the The Vulnerability Collective and Husky Adapt.

Here’s how to change your ideas into reality:

Information Sessions & Application Writing Workshops
· February 27, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Gerberding 142
· March 1, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Allen Research Commons Green A

· All UW undergraduate, graduate and professional students from any campus are encouraged to apply
· Applications can be individual or team-based
· All team members must be in good academic standing (minimum GPA of 2.5)
· Project...

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